New technology based businesses will soon have the support of Western Sydney University at hand with the establishment of a launch pad smart business centre in Oran Park.
Camden Council recently agreed to sign a strategic alliance agreement with Western Sydney University to establish the launch pad for an initial term of 12 months in the Oran Park smart work hub.
“This initiative will connect entrepreneurs in the technology industry with the support and resources of the university to increase their capacity as a local business,” said Mayor Lara Symkowiak.
“Council recognises that small business is the driver of economic growth in our region and is proud to support initiatives to support local businesses and optimise their opportunities,” Cr Symkowiak said.
“We welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with the university to maximise education and innovation and make it easy for people to do business in our area,” she said.
Western Sydney university launch pad is a one-stop shop business and innovation support program that provides facilities, assistance and resources for start up and high growth technology based businesses in Western Sydney.
Launch pad supports business by providing modern but low-cost serviced office and co-working space, specialist business advice, mentoring, events, networking, training and education.
Clients work within a highly collaborative environment with other technology focused entrepreneurs, leading to problem solving, sharing of expertise and experience.
For the entrepreneur, launch pad promotes a model based on an end to end innovation experience, with the opportunity to work within a collaborative community of technology focused entrepreneurs, augmented by direct engagement with the applied research and expertise of one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing universities.
Launch pad was established in early 2015 by the university in partnership with the state government and a range of corporate sponsors to drive innovation in Western Sydney and establish the region as a globally competitive tech and innovation hub.
The launch pad program has so far been rolled out in Werrington, Liverpool and Parramatta.